Friday, May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Talk


We're venturing into more discussion about human anatomy and reproduction around here. Comes with the territory of having kiddos in general, but especially now as we get closer to the 'Tween years'.  I refuse to consider Ben a "tween" until he's at least 10. But, as with many parts of parenthood, my willing something a certain way that doesn't necessarily make it true.

Last night I stumbled upon Julia Sweeney's talk at TED.  She gives some really great pointers on how to discuss procreation with your child - most notably the useful and scary places YouTube can take you. I'd share the punch line, but it's so much better watching it for yourself.  Enjoy!








Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Tunes


 AND LOVE, WE NEED IT NOW
LET’S HOPE FOR SOME
CAUSE OH, WE’RE BLEEDING OUT






Hey Ho - The Lumineers

I’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IT RIGHT
I’VE BEEN LIVING A LONELY LIFE
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING HERE INSTEAD
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED,
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED

SO SHOW ME FAMILY
ALL THE BLOOD THAT I WILL BLEED
I DUNNO WHERE I BELONG
I DUNNO WHERE I WENT WRONG,
BUT I CAN WRITE A SONG


I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET


I DON’T THINK YOU’RE RIGHT FOR HIM
THINK OF WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF YOU
TOOK A BUS TO CHINATOWN
I’D BE STANDING ON CANAL, AND BOWERY
AND SHE’D BE STANDING NEXT TO ME

I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART

AND LOVE, WE NEED IT NOW
LET’S HOPE FOR SOME
CAUSE OH, WE’RE BLEEDING OUT

I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jamming

Yup, it's still raining up here.  I take that back - it's not raining right now, as I'm typing.  But it is overcast and everything outside is wet from the last two days of rain.  It got so dark earlier this morning that we thought for sure a huge storm was rolling in.  Those dark clouds ended up passing us by, but were soon followed by more.  So we hunker down inside and wait.  We're each entertaining ourselves in our own way.  Some by reading, drawing, playing with Legos, building with blocks, cooking, knitting, napping and jamming.  Tim and the boys had a little drum circle this morning and although this happens when it's nice out too, it felt like an especially good use of time on this rainy day.

video

*Nate's comment at the end:  "I like chocolate milk!" Which has nothing to do with anything except a 30 second clip of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends that we saw months ago.  Thank you YouTube.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Tunes

So, bless my heart.
Bless my mind.
I got so much to do, I ain't got much time
So, must be someone up above saying "Come on girl! You got to get back up!!"
"You got to hold on..."






Hold On - Alabama Shakes
Bless my heart.
Bless my soul.
Didn't think I'd make it to 22yrs old.
There must be someone up above sayin'
"Come on Brittany, you got to come on up."
"You got to Hold on..."

So, bless my heart and bless yours too.
I don't know where I'm gonna go don't what what I'm gonna do.

Must be somebody up above sayin' "Come on Brittany, You got to come on up!"
"You got to hold on..."

YEAH! YOU GOT TO WAIT!
YEAH! YOU GOT TO WAIT!
BUT, I DON'T WANNA WAIT!
I DON'T WANNA WAIT...

So, bless my heart.
Bless my mind.
I got so much to do, I ain't got much time
So, must be someone up above saying "Come on girl! You got to get back up!!"
"You got to hold on..."

"YEAH! YOU GOT TO WAIT!"
I DON'T WANNA WAIT!
WELL, I DON'T WANNA WAIT!
NO, I DON'T WANNA WAIT!

"You got to hold on..."

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Tunes

In honor of Bono's 52nd birthday this week and in memory of Levon, and MCA and all the greats featured here that we've lost.  Pretty sure 'love' is just another word for 'music' - although, it's not all that easy to separate the two, is it?  

To every broken heart
For every heart that cries
Love left a window in the skies
And to love I rhapsodize

 



*Can you spot the guys in the crowd? All four are seen cheering on their favorite bands throughout the video. Also, Wilco is featured very early on, but only those with good eyes, and who remember John with long hair will catch it.


Window In The Skies  - U2
The shackles are undone
The bullets quit the gun
The heat that's in the sun
Will keep us when there's none

The rule has been disproved
The stone it has been moved
The grave is now a groove
All debts are removed, ooh

Oh can't you see what love has done?
Oh can't you see what love has done?
Oh can't you see what love has done?
What it's done to me?

Love makes strange enemies
Makes love where love may please
the soul and its striptease
Hate brought to its knees

the sky over our head
we can reach it from our bed
you let me in your heart
And out of my head, head...

Oh can't you see what love has done?
Oh can't you see what love has done?
Oh can't you see what love has done?
What it's done to me?

Oh, oh, oh, oh...
Oh, oh, oh, oh...
Please don't ever let me out of you

I've got no shame
oh no, oh no

Oh can't you see what love has done?
Oh can't you see?
Oh can't you see what love has done?
What it's doing to me?

I know I hurt you and I made you cry
Did everything but murder but you and I

But love left a window in the skies
to every broken heart
for every heart that cries
Love left a window in the skies
And to love I rhapsodize

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

When It Rains

We go out!  Well, ok that's not true.  When it's really raining, like it was yesterday, we stay inside and eat popcorn, nap and listen to Percy Jackson. (for the millionth time. I don't understand how they aren't sick of it yet.) When it's misting or just damp from last night's rain, we go outside!  Today we set out to explore the green in our backyard and see what treasures we could find after the rain.  I was hoping for some worms that we could re-home near our garden area, but no luck there.  We did find plenty of slugs though and even more wild blueberry bushes than we thought we had.  Best of all, both of our lilac trees have buds and are almost in bloom!  This means we'll have some beautiful smelling bouquets on the table soon.

Over the past few weeks, I've been watching the back yard slowly creep from a general pale brown to a bright, glowing green.  I love this part of Spring, before everything is really out in full bloom.  The little peaks of buds on trees, some small leaves already opening and waiting for the warm summer sun to wash over them.  Little patches of grass are starting to sprout in some parts of the yard, our seedlings are growing strong on the window sill inside - growing time is coming!











Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Tunes

I held the stars to light where you are
When your unfeigned heart called to me through the dark
Soaked in the sound that rose from the ground






To Be With You - The Honey Trees 

I climbed this hill watching so still
I took to the fears of all I held dear
But up on this height, a majestic sight
Flooded the skies
And how I could feel you near

Oh I could sail the world
Search through the darkest waters but
I'd never find
These golden eyes

I held the stars to light where you are
When your unfeigned heart called to me through the dark
Soaked in the sound that rose from the ground
There I could feel
I felt, I felt you near

Oh I could sail the world
Search through the darkest waters but
I'd never find
These golden eyes

Oh I'd wait for the seas to part
To be with you

Oh I could sail the world
Search through the darkest waters

Oh I could sail the world
Search through the darkest waters but
I'd never find
These golden eyes